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Moratorium turns into a Policy Statement

(There will be no moratorium on solar projects)…Instead, a Policy Statement will be prepared.

The Board of Supervisors discussed adopting a moratorium on solar projects in the County. The idea was to stop approving permits until the County General Plan update was released. That update will contain a land-use policy prohibiting any further solar development projects on prime farmland in Imperial County. That plan is to be released in June. Tuesday it was decided moratorium was too harsh a word, and may chase away developers altogether. It was agreed to direct staff to put together a policy statement explaining the county was taking a time out until the General Plan update was released.